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    Apr 12, 2024  
American University Catalog 2021-2022 
American University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (MBA) and Juris Doctor (JD)

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In this dual degree program, graduates receive a Business Administration (MBA) [Full-Time]  through the Kogod School of Business  and a Juris Doctor (JD) through the Washington College of Law . Neither degree will be awarded until all requirements for both degrees are completed.

Admission to the Program

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of both the Kogod School of Business and Washington College of Law before being admitted to the program. In addition, applicants must also have completed two undergraduate courses, one in micro and one in macro economics (or the graduate equivalent), prior to entering the program. However, students who have been admitted to the Washington College of Law will not be required to take the GMAT. Ideally, application to the dual degree program should be made during the admissions process to WCL, but must be made no later than the end of the WCL JD 1L year. Applicants are considered and admitted for the fall semester only.

MBA Degree Requirements

  • 31 credit hours of approved graduate work, including business core courses, global practicum, and a capstone course
  • Capstone Experience: KSB-613 Strategic Decision Making (3)  
  • Orientation requirement: All students are required to participate in the Full-Time MBA Orientation prior to the start of the program

Course Requirements

JD Degree Requirements

  • 86 credit hours of approved coursework
    • Up to 6 credit hours required for the JD degree may be taken through the Kogod School of Business subject to the review and approval of the Washington College of Law and the Kogod School of Business

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